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of raising tax rates would still leave red ink as far as the eye can see. >> the president landed in hawaii for a shorter than usual christmas break. he will return to washington after christmas to walk on the fiscal cliff. he is acknowledging the political reality by pushing a scaled back plan for a tax on the middle class. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for thewealthiest individuals, all of yours, every single one of us, agrees that tax rates should not go up for the other 98% of americans, which includes 92% of small businesses. >> reporter: the president wants that middle class tax cuts and wants to preserve unemployment benefits which are set to expire at the end of the year. >>> funeral services were held today for former federal judge robert bork. bork bide on monday. he was 85 years old. he is well-known for the nomination to the supreme court which set off one of the fiercest battles on capitol hill. he also is known for president nixon ordering him to fire one of his aides. >>> and shopper, if if you are not finished, y
-abiding people with a concealed permit to carry in the school. >> reporter: hawaii, new hampshire, and oregon allow teachers to carry on campus with permits and other states are look into this idea. such proposals will face stiff resistance from gun control advocates, including teacher's unions who argue grans no place in schools. expect -- argue guns have no place in schools. expect the debate to continue as teachers and students return from winter break. >>> a fox 5 followup on a story we have been reporting for a few days now. the woman gang raped in india has died. the six men accused in the brutal attack are charged with murder. the 23-year-old suffered severe organ damage. the crime has people all over the world demanding harsher laws against rape, confronting the fact that women are often blamed and discouraged from reporting the crime and talking about the abuse they face every day. >> who do you have to be your own, some incident, they would want to come and stand close to you. >> if convicted, the six men charged in the case could be put to death. >>> in pakistan, 33 people died an
month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> hawaii senator daniel inouye has passed away. the world war ii vet and medal of honor recipient died from respiratory complications. inouye's wife and son were by his side at the walter reed military center. he was a public servant for nearly eight decades running for the senate in 1962 serving nine terms. >>> south carolina governor nikki haley is appointing congressman tim scott to fill the seat of jim demint to become the first black state senator. demint is stepping down to become president of the conservative think tank the heritage foundation. >>> d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton despiting for what she calls the district's respect pushing for a provision in the 2013 defense authorization bill. it would require the armed forces to display d.c.'s flags and the flags of the five territories whenever the flags of the 50 states are displayed. the congresswoman says she never wants anyone in the military to feel singled out after serving their country. >> there are some differences between us and the states,
is surrounded by smaller ones representing every state. kalani rogers and her friends are visiting from hawaii. >> i'm just worried it's going to increase taxes on normal american citizens. >> reporter: the maryland tree is loaded with ornaments. one woman visiting from baltimore says she's concerned about cuts in programs. >> especially for like social security and medicare. my mom is about that age, so that's one of my main concerns right now. >> reporter: a federal worker from north carolina has another concern. >> we've been watching it. we were just over to the capitol and they didn't have the flags up. so they're not in session and i made aquation they need to be in session working this thing out -- a comment they need to be in session working this thing out. >> reporter: the president and congress still have 25 days to reach a deal, the wish of many here this holiday season. bob barnard, fox 5 news. >>> moving to the hill now republican senator jim demint is retiring. he's leaving the senate the beginning of january to become the next president of the heritage foundation. the conserv
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